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haunch

 (hônch, hŏnch)
n.
1. The hip, buttock, and upper thigh in humans and certain other animals.
2. The loin and leg of a four-footed animal, especially as used for food: a haunch of venison.
3. Architecture Either of the sides of an arch, curving down from the apex to an impost.

[Middle English haunche, from Old French hanche, from Frankish *hanka.]
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haunch

(hɔːntʃ)
n
1. (Anatomy) the human hip or fleshy hindquarter of an animal, esp a horse or similar quadruped
2. (Cookery) the leg and loin of an animal, used for food: a haunch of venison.
3. (Architecture) architect Also called: hance the part of an arch between the impost and the apex
[C13: from Old French hanche; related to Spanish, Italian anca, of Germanic origin; compare Low German hanke]
haunched adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

haunch

(hɔntʃ, hɑntʃ)

n.
1. the hip or the fleshy part of the body about the hip.
2. a hindquarter of an animal.
3. the leg and loin of an animal, used for food.
4.
a. either side of an arch, extending from the vertex or crown to the impost.
b. the part of a beam projecting below a floor or roof slab.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old French hanche < Germanic; compare Middle Dutch hanke haunch, hip]
haunched, adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

haunch

- The buttock and thigh together.
See also related terms for thigh.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haunch - the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
2.haunch - the loin and leg of a quadruped
quadruped - an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
croupe, rump, croup, hindquarters - the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
رِدْفعَجْز، كَفَل
hýžděkýtazadek
bagdelbagpartinumse
afturparturmjöîm, lend
kulšisšlaunisužpakalinis kumpis
gurns

haunch

[hɔːntʃ] N [of animal] → anca f; [of person] → cadera f; [of meat] → pierna f
to sit on one's haunchessentarse en cuclillas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

haunch

[ˈhɔːntʃ] nhanche f
haunch of venison → cuissot m de chevreuil
to be squatting on one's haunches [person] → être accroupi(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

haunch

n (of person)Hüfte f; (= hip area)Hüftpartie f; (of animal, = hindquarters) → Hinterbacke f; (= top of leg)Keule f; (Cook) → Keule f, → Lendenstück nt; haunchesGesäß nt; (of animal)Hinterbacken pl; to go down on one’s haunchesin die Hocke gehen; to squat on one’s haunchesin der Hocke sitzen; the dog was sitting on its haunchesder Hund saß auf den Hinterbeinen; haunch of venison (Cook) → Rehkeule f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

haunch

[hɔːntʃ] n (of person, animal) → anca (Culin) → coscia
to sit on one's haunches (person) → accoccolarsi (animal) → sedersi (sulle zampe posteriori)
a haunch of venison → una coscia di cervo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

haunch

(hoːntʃ) noun
1. (usually in plural) the fleshy part of the hip. The children were squatting on their haunches.
2. the leg and lower part of the body of a deer etc, as meat. a haunch of venison.
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References in classic literature ?
At such times, confronted by three sets of savage teeth, the young wolf stopped precipitately, throwing himself back on his haunches, with fore-legs stiff, mouth menacing, and mane bristling.
Suddenly I saw a man almost under the animal's nose, and reined in with a jerk that came near setting the creature upon its haunches.
But I had no time to pursue these reflections; for the gray horse came to the door, and made me a sign to follow him into the third room where I saw a very comely mare, together with a colt and foal, sitting on their haunches upon mats of straw, not unartfully made, and perfectly neat and clean.
In the stern was Mugambi, and just in front of him squatted Akut, while between Akut and Tarzan the twelve hairy apes sat upon their haunches, blinking dubiously this way and that, and now and then turning their eyes longingly back toward shore.
Look at their grand shaggy feet that seem to grasp the firm earth, at the patient strength of their necks, bowed under the heavy collar, at the mighty muscles of their struggling haunches! I should like well to hear them neigh over their hardly earned feed of corn, and see them, with their moist necks freed from the harness, dipping their eager nostrils into the muddy pond.
Just as he came to the park gates the little thing turned toward them; the man, without word or warning, wrenched the creature's head round with such a force and suddenness that he nearly threw it on its haunches. Recovering itself it was going on, when he began to lash it furiously.
So saying, he pointed to the little goat, who, on seeing Charmolue gesticulating, had, in point of fact, thought it appropriate to do the same, and had seated himself on his haunches, reproducing to the best of his ability, with his forepaws and his bearded head the pathetic pantomine of the king's procurator in the ecclesiastical court.
Slipping onto their haunches and sliding, the horses descended with their riders into the ravine.
This the finest air drinking, With nostrils out-swelled like goblets, Lacking future, lacking remembrances Thus do I sit here, ye Friendly damsels dearly loved, And look at the palm-tree there, How it, to a dance-girl, like, Doth bow and bend and on its haunches bob, --One doth it too, when one view'th it long!-- To a dance-girl like, who as it seem'th to me, Too long, and dangerously persistent, Always, always, just on SINGLE leg hath stood?
which I do not repeat here because prolixity begets disgust; suffice it to observe how Don Gaiferos discovers himself, and that by her joyful gestures Melisendra shows us she has recognised him; and what is more, we now see she lowers herself from the balcony to place herself on the haunches of her good husband's horse.
Beef and venison, humps and haunches, buffalo tongues and marrow-bones, were constantly cooking at every fire; and the whole atmosphere was redolent with the savory fumes of roast meat.
Every night, before retiring, the inmates of the house gathered together on the mats, and so squatting upon their haunches, after the universal practice of these islanders, would commence a low, dismal and monotonous chant, accompanying the voice with the instrumental melody produced by two small half-rotten sticks tapped slowly together, a pair of which were held in the hands of each person present.